|Eminent Victorians - Giles Lytton Strachey|
LibriVox recording of Eminent Victorians, by Giles Lytton Strachey. Read by Margaret Espaillat. On Modern Library's list of 100 Best Non-Fiction books, "Eminent Victorians" marked an epoch in the art of biography; it also helped to crack the old myths of high Victorianism and to usher in a new spirit by which chauvinism, hypocrisy and the stiff upper lip were debunked. In it, Strachey cleverly exposes the self-seeking ambitions of Cardinal Manning and the manipulative, neurotic Florence Nighting...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; non-fiction; biography; Victorian era; Cardinal Manning; Florence Nightingale; Dr. Arnold; General Gordon; public school; nineteenth-century